Outlook 2003: set to non-html client


I would like to know if I can set one of my email accounts in outlook to a plain text email account, while other email accounts are still html enabled.

How do i do that?

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If you use outlook as a standalone email client (that is without exchange server and connecting to a web email account) this can be done (I think) if you use different profiles for the two accounts. However if both accounts are configured within the same profile then you either need to manually change the setting each time you action a particular email from Outlook > Tools > Options > Mail Fomat Tab or if each account has its set of email recepients, you can set to send in plain text only for a set of addresses, or even from within the New message > Options .

If you use exchange there is a setting in the Active Directory > User properties > xchange Features tab where the formatting can be set to plain text.

If you use webmail from a provider, their account options also may have this facility.

Hope the above is helpful....
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minichickenAuthor Commented:

thanks for the response, I am running a standalone outlook 2003 on Windows XP.

in the mail format tab, it's settings for outgoing mails, right?? I want to set plain text emails only for incomining mail and not outgoing...

can you do that within the mail format tab?


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Mail format tab is set for outgoing emails. sorry if I had misunderstood your requirement.

Do you use a web mail account?

There should be a mail format option if the above is affirmative....
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that Outlook identifies the format which the received email is sent to you as and selects the same format for replies. However the Message > Options does give you the ability to change the format individually (but I guess you will not be in a mood to change this each time ;-)  )
minichickenAuthor Commented:
I am just doing some kind of mail testing on receiving html and palin text email in outlook.

So I just need to know, how to set my outlook to a plain text email client and how to set my outlook to a html email client (this is the default, i guess).

If the sender send you plain text emails, you will get the same format.

If there is a server which formats Rich Text or HTML to plain text prior to dispatching it to you, you will also get plain text.

Otherwise I am sorry but no other option comes to mind.

In Outlook the Mail Format setting defines how you send out emails.

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minichickenAuthor Commented:
oh ok... so the server decides on the mail format before it's dispatches to my outlook email client.

ok, thanks :)
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